Crucial railway bridge refurbishments in central Bath reach final phase.
Work to refurbish Claverton Street railway bridge started last summer, with our team stripping back paint, repairing steel, priming and repainting, as well as carrying out masonry repairs.
With temporary road closures needed to complete the work safely, we have been working exclusively at night, to minimise the impact on road users.
Our work on the bridge is nearing completion but we have agreed further night time road closures with Bath and North East Somerset Council as follows:
- Saturday 1 April (23:45 – 07:00)
- Saturday 15 April (23:45 – 07:00)
- Saturday 22 April (23:45 – 07:00)
- Saturday 29 April (23:45 – 07:00)
The agreed diversionary route will be in place as detailed below.
During this period of work, a diversion route, approved by Bath and North East Somerset Council, will be in place as follows:
- All northbound traffic including access to the A4 London Road, A46 and M4 motorway will travel via Green Park Road and Charles Street to Queen Square, and then via Gay Street and George Street onto the A4 The Paragon.
- All eastbound traffic including access to Bathwick, Bathampton and Warminster, will travel via the A3039 Dorchester Street and Manvers Street to North Parade before turning left onto the A36 Pulteney Road (South).
- All southbound traffic including access to the A367 Wellsway to Radstock and Midsomer Norton will travel via the A3039 Dorchester Street and Manvers Street to North Parade before turning right onto the A36 Pulteney Road (South).
- All Westbound traffic towards Keynsham and Bristol leaving the city centre will either follow the southbound diversion before travelling onwards via the A36 Lower Bristol Road, or travel out of Bath via the A4 Upper Bristol Road.
Trains should remain unaffected by our work on the bridge as renovations at track level are restricted to Saturday nights, taking place between midnight and 07.00 on Sunday morning, when train services aren’t running.
However, it is always wise to check before you travel.
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If you have any questions or concerns about the work taking place, please contact our 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our Contact Us page.